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Project 1950
Project 1950
Price: £13.91

4.0 out of 5 stars 50's classics done in The Misfits style., 11 May 2014
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This review is from: Project 1950 (Audio CD)
An album of 50's pop covers was probably the last thing Misfits fans expected but that's what they did and, I might add, with great success. The band, in this particular occasion, are Jerry Only of the original group, Dez Cadena of Black Flag and Marky Ramone of The Ramones. I can't figure out if it's meant seriously or as parody. Certainly the speed and vocal delivery often belie the lovey-dovey lyrics. In any case it's very enjoyable, great to sing along to or blast on the car stereo. The DVD is very funny and a nice bonus to this edition. Highlights: This Magic Moment, Dream Lover, Diana and Monster Mash.


Wipers Box Set: Is This Real? / Youth of America / Over the Edge
Wipers Box Set: Is This Real? / Youth of America / Over the Edge
Price: £28.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential American post-punk, 11 May 2014
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This is a fantastic reissue of three of the best "alternative" albums of the 80's. Post-punk music full of intensity, dark lyrics and -above all- fantastic guitar playing. People are referencing them in terms of their influence on Nirvana and I guess you can track a line from punk to grunge via The Wipers but they're important on their own right. This particular reissue features a multitude of unreleased bonus tracks which, compined with the very logical price, should convince even those who, like me, own the original vinyl albums. "Over the Edge" is my favourite of the 3, but they are all great and so is the rest of this band's output and solo Greg Sage album. Let's hope they'll also be reissued in the future...


A Long Play With
A Long Play With
Offered by DETOUR RECORDS
Price: £12.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Farfisa-dominated garage-punk, 11 May 2014
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This review is from: A Long Play With (Audio CD)
Frantic V are a band from Thessaloniki (Greece) and are by now veterans of the neo-garage movement. This cd offers 12 60's sounding rockers dominated by the sound of the farfisa organ and is bound to please fans of the genre. This is the track listing:
A1 Room 40 A2 She Lied A3 Close Your Eyes A4 I'm Blue A5 Girl Don't Play (With Me) A6 Hung Up
B1 Quinta (Saxorgasmic Version) B2 I'm Asking Why B3 Good Lovin' B4 You're Gonna Be Mine B5 Tomorrow Not Tonite B6 It's Been So Long


Crazy Moon
Crazy Moon
Price: £4.58

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4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Horse featuring Neil Young. Fans of that other band, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, are bound to love it..., 7 May 2014
This review is from: Crazy Moon (Audio CD)
This album was recorded between Neil Young's "Zuma" and "Rust Never Sleeps" with more or less the same personnel (Neil Young guests on guitar and vocals). Not surprisingly, it's a great record and probably even beats the first Crazy Horse album, as it is more consistently good (although the 1st album had two brilliant tunes, you know which ones I'm talking about...). The band is recognizably the Crazy Horse we know from Neil Young albums, with scorching guitars and pleasant vocals. It does provides more variation though (understandably since it's the work of 3 different songwriters) with forays into R&B and country and some tasty instrumentation, including brass and fiddle. A couple of songs ("Too Late Now" and "Lost and Lonely Feelin'") even sound uncannily like The Band.
Best tracks are the rockers "She's hot", "Downhill" and "Thunder and lighting" and ballads "Love don't come easy" and "End of the Line". Unfortunately though, most songs are cut short too soon, fading out just as the guitars embark on what promises to be an exciting journey...


Teen Trash 4: from Los Angeles, Ca
Teen Trash 4: from Los Angeles, Ca
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £29.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compilation of Fuzztones EP's circa 1987-1992., 17 April 2014
This is an excellent compilation of Fuzztones EP's circa 1987-1992. This is the "In Heat" line-up of: Rudi Protrudi (vocals, guitar, harp), Mad Mike Czekaj (drums, vocals 1987-92, 2009-present), Jordan Tarlow (guitar 1987-90, 2003-05), Jason Savall (organ, vocals 1987-90) & John Carlucci (bass 1987-90). I believe the Original EP's are: Nine Months Later 1988, Nine Months Later 1989, Hurt on Hold 1989, Action 1990, Romilar D 1992. A few tracks from the EP's are absent: A Stooges cover featuring Ian Astbury, the In Heat versions of Nine Months Later and Hurt On Hold and foreign language versions of Romilar D. Some tracks have been re-recorded for the In-Heat album whose "too clean" production has been widely critcized. Now, if you already own that album, you can draw your own conclusions. If you're unfamiliar with the Fuzztones, this is a good place to start: a few 60's covers (tunes by Bo Diddley, Troggs, Screaming Lord Sutch, Lollipop Shoppe and ? And The Mysterians)and some killer original compositions in the same vein. Contains the original version of the all-time classic "Nine Months Later".


Snake Oil
Snake Oil
Price: £14.29

3.0 out of 5 stars "odds and ends" compilation, 17 April 2014
This review is from: Snake Oil (Audio CD)
Compilation of various "odds and ends" covering a really long period of time and countless Fuzztones incarnations. Singles tracks, live recordings, compilation entries and alternate versions galore. Early live recordings marking the belated debut of the very first line-up and high profile cameos from the likes of Ian Astbury and Rat Scabies add to the collectability of the set. The real highlights though are the single versions of "Face of Time", "Out of Our Tree" and "Help Murder Police". Overall rather uneven but well worth buying and a fairly good introduction to the group, although I would recommend the "Flashbacks" or "Lysergic Legacy" compilations for that purpose.
One complaint I have is that you cannot separate the music from the (sometimes fairly long) introductions, interview snippets etc. They may be interesting and entertaining the first time around but they are a nuisance when you just want to listen to the music...


Creatures That Time Forgot
Creatures That Time Forgot

3.0 out of 5 stars The original Fuzztones' compilation of demos, singles etc, 17 April 2014
I don't know what I was thinking when I sold this album during the Great Vinyl Purge of 2003. Admittedly, it's not one of the 'Tones best, but still pretty awesome. It contains the fantastic first single Bad News Travel Fast b/w Brand New Man plus various bits and pieces, demos, compilation entries and radio excerpts. Not the place to start then, but well worth having...


Lysergic Ejaculations [German Import]
Lysergic Ejaculations [German Import]

4.0 out of 5 stars The Fuzztones Live, in their prime, 17 April 2014
I've seen a lot of Fuzztones incarnations live, and this one was the best. Contrary to their other two live albums, this focuses on their own compositions instead of covers. All are excellently played and some are quite different from the studio versions. The long version of "She's Wicked" for example, kicks ass. And on "Strychnine", Rudi changes the lyrics from "taste of straight strychnine" to "a taste of 69", which I found hillarious. His on-stage banter is also hillarious. If you're asking yourself "Why is Strychnine not track-listed?", it's because it's a vinyl-only bonus track. I strongly suggest to buy the vinyl version (which is what I have), since there are other bonus tracks too. And what about the cover and -even more pornographic- inner illustrations? It really is beyond belief!


Lysergic Legacy
Lysergic Legacy

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fuzztones "Best Of", 17 April 2014
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Given that the individual albums are hard to collect this will make a fine (and generous, in terms of duration) introduction to the self proclaimed "gurus of garage grunge" (long before grunge became a household name, mind you). For the uninitiated, Fuzztones play straight 60's style garage psychedelia (Think the Electic Prunes/Seeds/Sonics/Stooges with a bit of The Doors). My only complaint is that the particular cd is way too loud. It's OK for the I-Pod or car stereo but even garage music deserves better sound quality.


Chant Down Babylon
Chant Down Babylon
Price: £14.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Tribute, 17 April 2014
This review is from: Chant Down Babylon (Audio CD)
There are a lot of Marley tributes out there, but this is the only one that does him justice. Featured R&B and Rap artists all give excellent performances. Aerosmith members on Roots Rock Reggae are an odd choice but their song is OK. My personal favourites are No More Trouble and The Black Survivors (Survival).


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